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DBD::mysql - A Perl5 Database Interface to the MySQL database
The driver installation is described in
In short: If you are using
Please see the excellent post at
(Thanks to Kris Davey for pointing this out to me). I plan to see if I can get the build process
to be more intelligent about using build flags that work. It is very difficult as it's
not a driver problem per se but a problem in how one builds DBD::mysql with a binary client lib
built on a different compiler than the one the user is using.
1.) If you need to use an HTTP Proxy, set the environment
variable http_proxy, for example like this:
set http_proxy=
2.) The actual installation is as simple as
ppm install DBI
ppm install DBD::mysql
As of this writing, the above procedure won't work with
ActivePerl 5.8.0, because so far a PPM for DBD::mysql is
not available from the ActiveState server. I don't know
why. However, Randy Kobes has kindly donated a PPM package
to his own repository. You can use this as follows:
ppm install
Unfortunately it seems that the usual MySQL windows binaries
cannot be combined with the CygWin libraries. At least I don't
know how. In other words: You need to compile your own MySQL
client binaries. In what follows I assume that you have
downloaded and extracted the MySQL sources and the DBD::mysq
sources to /usr/local/src. The following steps should do:
cd /usr/local/src/mysql-4.0.9
./configure --without-server --prefix=/usr/local/mysql-4.0.9
make install
cd /usr/local/src/DBD-mysql-2.1023
perl Makefile.PL \
--libs="-L/usr/local/mysql-4.0.9/lib/mysql -lmysqlclient -lz" \
--cflags=-I/usr/local/mysql-4.0.9/include/mysql \
make test # Some minor error messages can be ignored here
make install
Windows/CygWin (to build with embedded MySQL too)
First, build MySQL
tar -xzf mysql-5.0.51b.tar.gz
cd mysql-5.0.51b/
./configure --without-server --with-embedded-server
make install
Then build DBD::mysqlEmb
look DBD::mysql
perl Makefile.PL --force-embedded
make install
Test with the following snippet
perl -e 'use DBI; $dbh = DBI->connect("DBI:mysqlEmb:database=test;mysql_embedded=1;mysql_embedded_options=--help,--verbose","a","b");'
If your build is OK, this will print the mysql embedded help.
Linux/Red Hat (you may prefer gnorpm to use)
rpm -i mysql mysql-devel mysql-server
rpm -i perl-DBI
rpm -i DBD-MySQL
rpm -i zlib-devel
Linux/SuSEs(you may prefer to use yast)
rpm -i mysql mysql-client mysql-devel mysql-shared
rpm -i perl-DBI
rpm -i perl-Msql-Mysql-modules
Linux/Mandrake (you may prefer to use any Mandrake specific tool?)
rpm -i MySQL MySQL-client MySQL-devel MySQL-shared
rpm -i perl-DBI
rpm -i perl-Mysql
rpm -i zlib-devel
Install the packages
mysql-client mysql-server mysql-doc mysql-common
libdbi-perl lidbd-mysql-perl
No idea how one does install these under Debian, but I am
sure you know. :-)
For others, or in case of problems see INSTALL.html.
The drivers documentation can be obtained with
perldoc lib/DBD/mysql.pod
pod2html lib/DBD/mysql.pod >mysql.html
The driver is maintained by a mailing list:
You can also get help from the maintainer, Patrick Galbraith